Port McNicoll Ontario Visited
by Gary McWilliams (aka Festival Nomad)
Port McNicoll, located on the southern shores of Georgian Bay, is a smaller Ontario community, but is quite interesting.
Interesting, because it was the “was home port of the CPR’s passenger and package freight steamships, SS Keewatin and flagship SS Assiniboia“.
As outlined in Wikipedia, “The steamers would take on passengers from the “boat train”, arriving from Toronto, upbound to Port Arthur / Fort William to connect with their trains there“.
As a reminder of days go by, the SS Keewatin moored in Port McNicoll.
Tours of the SS Keewatin can be booked during the warmer months.
If you are interested in more information about Port McNicoll’s history, or about the SS Keewatin history, visit the Wikipedia website.
In addition to the historic SS Keewatin, the community of Port McNicoll is attracting new residents.
A development company is creating a “community for urban dwellers who want private marina space“.
It’s amazing to see how this area has developed over the years.
Georgian Bay always attracts visitors, Midland to the west, and Honey Harbour to the east.
It’s no wonder why Ontario communities, such as Port McNicoll, are becoming so popular!
Below is our Port McNicoll video.